Australian Embassy
The Philippines

'X Factor Australia' Grand Winner Cyrus Live In SM City Davao For PHL-AUS 70th Anniversary Celebration


The Australian Embassy, in partnership with SM, brings Cyrus to SM City Davao for a one-day concert on Friday, 25 November. 

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely said, “We are pleased to bring Filipino-Australian pop artist Cyrus for a one-day concert in Davao, as part of our #First70Years celebration.”   The Australian Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippines Embassy in Australia have been hosting a series of events to mark the year-long celebration

“Davao has a special place in my heart. I have family there and visiting them is my favourite part of coming home,” shared Cyrus, whose father hails from Mindanao. “My dad has been my inspiration in pursuing music, and it’s great to perform for the very first time in Davao,” he said.

The 19-year old grew up listening to his musical influences such as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder. He also joined his musician father, Jo Vill, on the road and during his performances in weddings and cafes.

“I invite everyone to come to my show and celebrate Philippines-Australia’s #First70Years celebration. I look forward to meeting family and fans in Davao,” Cyrus added.

Cyrus is the grand winner of X Factor Australia 2015 and has since become one of Australia’s most popular rising stars.  His self-titled debut album, containing his hit original singles, “Stone,” and “Keep Talking, was released in December 2015 and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Catch Cyrus live on Friday, 25 November at 7:00 PM at the Annex Event Center, SM City Davao.   For more information about the Australian Embassy’s #First70Years celebration, please visit, like us on Facebook and follow @AusAmbPH on Twitter.



The Australian Embassy acknowledges its corporate partners for the 70th anniversary gala dinner:   ANZ, Aurecon, Australian International School, Cardno, Crone, Greenstone Resources, IDP, Macquarie, Oceana Gold, Orica, Qantas, QBE, Site Skills, and Telstra.

Special thanks to our media partners: ANC, CNN Philippines, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Rappler, Tiger 22 Corporation, Magic 89.9, Wave 89.1, 99.5 Play FM and Jam 88.3.